The Situk River is best said, a place which dreams are made of! Famous for having the largest run of Steelhead Trout in the state of Alaska, this river is so addicting that at least one member of this Jedi team has traveled there every season for the past seven years. The river is not only known for its phenomenal Steelhead runs, but also for hosting a run of all five Pacific salmon during the summer, and the fish are wild, which means no hatchery fish found in this system. You can also find resident rainbow and dolly varden in the river. While only being 23 miles total in length, this river fluctuates relatively gin clear while draining Mountain and Situk Lake. With the river width averaging only 70 feet in width, it makes this river prime time for fly and traditional fishing all kinds of game fish. While a lot of folks drift this river with various lodges, don’t let it’s remote location deter you from walking this river up and down from its two access locations. Having air miles with several airlines will put you on this river in no time, which is exactly what these Jedi’s do each and every year.
Average size Halibut caught out of Yakutat
Yakutat is not only a hub for great fresh water fishing, it also host a excellent saltwater fishery with halibut, lingcod, and of course all five Pacific Salmon. We always make sure to try and take a day out on the salt for our luck at anyone of these species that make great table fare. Dont be surprised to see someone out surfing the point with a long board, as it is a popular location for surfing also.
Kowee Creek caught Humpy Salmon
Juneau is the State Capitol and the home of some excellent saltwater and good freshwater fishing. Anglers can find good runs of chinook salmon in early summer and coho from late July through October. Pink and chum salmon during mid-late summer in most roadside creeks. The runs are large and are mostly hatchery supported. Lakes and creeks also support various resident fish species including some cutthroat trout and dolly varden. Local sport fishing charters can take you out for most saltwater species. The fly shop in town has a friendly staff and will provide visitors with lots of great advice, including free maps with directions to area fishing spots.